Ahead of a widely tipped move to England this summer, Norway captain Martin Odegaard has joked Erling Haaland should join him at Arsenal.
Erling Haaland should head to Arsenal if he is to make a Premier League move this summer, joked Norway team-mate, Martin Odegaard.
The Borussia Dortmund striker is expected to bring the curtain down on his stay in the Bundesliga and move to new pastures in the off-season.
Having commanded interest from a host of European heavyweights, it is widely expected that the Leeds-born attacker will choose Manchester City as his next club.
But speaking to Stadium Astro, Odegaard – who skippers the attacker at international level and plays his club football for the Gunners – quipped he should move to the Emirates Stadium instead.
“He is a funny guy,” Odegaard said. “He’s a good friend of mine and a great player. So we will see what he will do. I don’t know.
“But, if he is coming to England, he needs to go to us! I don’t know what he will do, but he is a great guy.
“To be honest, we haven’t talked too much about it. I know he has so many people trying to ask him and tell him what to do, and I don’t want to do that. So, we will have to wait and see.”
Having signed for Dortmund in December 2019, Haaland looks set to end a two-and-a-half-year spell that has made him one of world football’s great talents.
The DFB-Pokal winner has endured fitness problems at times, managing only 21 games in the Bundesliga.
However, Odegaard has backed him to adapt to life in the Premier League if he comes, adding:
“He’s a beast. He is strong and fast, and I think he has everything. So, I think he can play in every league, in every country, to be honest.”
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